New Co-Chairs Announced for White House Office of Manufacturing Policy

By December 12, 2011Economy, General

The White House Office of Manufacturing Policy got two new co-chairs today. President Obama has named Commerce Secretary John Bryson and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling to replace Ron Bloom, who previously headed the office which is a part of the National Economic Council and coordinates manufacturing programs across federal agencies and the development of manufacturing policy.

In a statement released by the White House, President Obama said,

“I am grateful that Secretary Bryson and Gene will head up this office to continue our efforts to revitalize this great American industry and fight for American workers and jobs.”

Secretary Bryson was quoted as saying,

“Supporting the manufacturing sector will further our ability to innovate at home and compete around the world while generating more high-wage American jobs. Since day one, President Obama has been focused on supporting the entire United States manufacturing sector but especially small- and medium-sized businesses on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing. We are introducing an ‘all hands on deck’ approach that coordinates all of our assets — public and private, federal, state, and regional.”

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